Trump children’s roles blur line between transition, company

NEW YORK (AP)(STL.News) — Nearly every morning since their father’s stunning victory on Election Day, three of Donald Trump’s grown children walk through the Trump Tower lobby and board an elevator. But are Don Jr., Ivanka and Eric going to the campaign office on the 5th floor? Their business offices on the 25th floor? The … Continue reading Trump children’s roles blur line between transition, company

Judge allows suit by ex-TV anchor fired after online remarks

PITTSBURGH (AP)(STL.News) — A federal judge has declined to throw out a lawsuit filed by a former Pittsburgh newscaster fired after her comments in a Facebook post about a shooting were deemed racially insensitive. The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (http://bit.ly/2gxQq9e ) reports that the judge Friday denied an attempt by Hearst Stations Inc. to dismiss the lawsuit … Continue reading Judge allows suit by ex-TV anchor fired after online remarks

Kanye West rants about Beyoncé before cutting concert short

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP)(STL.News) — Just days after telling fans that he would have voted for Donald Trump, Kanye West delivered another public screed Saturday night, this time about Beyoncé and Jay Z at the Sacramento, California, stop of his Saint Pablo Tour. Captured on video by concert goers, West told the audience he heard Beyoncé … Continue reading Kanye West rants about Beyoncé before cutting concert short

‘Fantastic Beasts’ spins magic, ‘Billy Lynn’s’ tanks

LOS ANGELES (AP)(STL.News) — Harry Potter spinoff “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” cast a spell over audiences in its debut, summoning $75 million according to studio estimates Sunday and unseating “Doctor Strange” from the top spot. Starring Eddie Redmayne and directed by Harry Potter alum David Yates, “Fantastic Beasts,” a Warner Bros. release, … Continue reading ‘Fantastic Beasts’ spins magic, ‘Billy Lynn’s’ tanks

The Latest: Obama assures Australian premier of ‘continuity’

LIMA, Peru (AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on President Barack Obama’s final official foreign trip (all times local): 2:37 p.m. President Barack Obama is assuring Australia’s prime minister that the relationship between their two countries “transcends party politics.” Obama met with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in … Continue reading The Latest: Obama assures Australian premier of ‘continuity’

Gas prices dip to US average of $2.20 per gallon

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP)(STL.News) — Gas prices – the average price of regular grade gasoline has fallen nationally to $2.20 per gallon, a drop of 6 cents over the past two weeks. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg updated the figures Sunday, predicting that prices would continue inching down unless a meeting of oil-producing nations later this month … Continue reading Gas prices dip to US average of $2.20 per gallon

Iraqi forces dig in as Mosul battle rages

MOSUL, Iraq (AP)(STL.News) — Iraqi troops on Sunday fortified their positions in Mosul neighborhoods retaken from the Islamic State group as their advance toward the city center was slowed by sniper fire and suicide bombings, as well as concern over the safety of civilians. “The biggest hindrance to us is the civilians, whose presence is … Continue reading Iraqi forces dig in as Mosul battle rages

Trump again slams ‘Hamilton’; Pence says he wasn’t offended

NEW YORK (AP)(STL.News) — President-elect Donald Trump, in the midst of choosing his Cabinet, took time out Sunday for a second day to criticize the cast of the Broadway musical “Hamilton” and demand an apology for a message an actor delivered from the stage to Trump’s running mate about the need for diversity in America. … Continue reading Trump again slams ‘Hamilton’; Pence says he wasn’t offended